Skip to comments.Rare King David-Era Inscription Discovered in Biblical City
Posted on 06/20/2015 8:45:01 PM PDT by lbryce
A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar discovered in pieces in Israel has been restored to reveal a rare inscription of the name of a biblical figure and ruler whose reign coincided with that of King David, archaeologists announced today (June 16).
The pottery was found in an ancient city overlooking the Valley of Elah, where, as described in the Bible, the legendary David defeated Goliath.
The inscription, the researchers found, read: Eshba'al Ben Bada', who the archaeologists say was likely an important person since his name was inscribed on a jar. (Eshba'al Ben Shaul ruled over Israel at the same time as King David during the first half of the 10th century B.C.) This newly deciphered inscription, along with three others from the same time period, suggest writing was more widespread in the Kingdom of Judah than previously thought, the archaeologists noted. [See Photos of the Biblical Inscription & Ancient City]
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."Palestinians virulently deny any Jewish presence"
'Experts' denied the existence of king David for hundreds of years saying there was no evidence .....HA
Amazing and interesting find...
Yes! The Tell Dan Stella. The Moabite Stone, now this pottery. The evidence is piling up!
First Person: Banning Baal
Biblical Archaeology Review
[snip] Was the proper name Eshbaalman of Baalbanned in Judah after King Davids time? A recent analysis suggests that it was. [/snip]
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